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Peter Nicholson

Oberlin Diaries 7*: Road Tripping
We took the long way back. Returning to Chicago from Ohio earlier this week, we avoided the interstate, cutting through fields and farming towns. I wasn’t in a hurry to return, but wanted to savor the pastoral sights, smells and sounds that I wasn't able to fully enjoy the last several weeks while teaching. The journey was an adventurous respite between one intense, immersive experience and another.

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Peter Nicholson

The vacation season often conjures my fond memories of summer camp in the Polish wilderness, which combined the structure of daily activities and responsibilities with the freedom and adventure of the outdoors. This tradition can be traced, in part, to Lord Baden-Powell’s experimental scouting camp on Brownsea Island in England, which began with a group of 20 boys on August 1, 1907.